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Sharon Gongora, BSA Health System
Phone: 806-212-0887 (office)
BSA Hospital Named to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® List
Annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health
AMARILLO, TEXAS (July 6, 2022) – BSA Hospital has been named this week to the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® list. This is the seventh time BSA Hospital has been recognized with this honor as one of the top performing hospitals in the U.S. The annual list was published by Fortune.
Merative, a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, has identified the top hospitals from a rigorous evaluation of 2,650 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals in the U.S. The annual list recognizes excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience and financial health. Merative, formerly IBM Watson Health, established the list to help identify best practices that may help other healthcare organizations achieve consistent, balanced and sustainable high performance.
“Being named One of the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals is an elite designation, and I am proud our leaders, medical staff and employees are being recognized for their unwavering commitment to clinical excellence, exceptional patient care and fiscal responsibility,” stated BSA Chief Executive Officer Michael Cruz. “This national distinction reflects the dedication our entire hospital has to our mission – to provide quality healthcare in Christian love, service and dignity.”
Recognition as one of the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals demonstrates BSA Hospital’s ongoing commitment to prioritize patient-centered care. According to Merative, as compared to similar hospitals, the hospitals included on the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list had better results on key clinical and operational performance indicators. These include survival rates, patient complications, healthcare associated infections, 30-day mortality and 30-day hospital-wide readmission rates, length of stay, throughput in emergency departments, inpatient expenses, profitability and ratings from patients.
The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals lists also incorporates a community health measure into its ranking process. For the community health measure, hospitals were surveyed across three components: 1) assessing hospital contributions to community health as a provider of critical services for community health and preventive care; 2) identifying ways that hospitals contribute to community health as a community partner teaming up with local organizations to implement critical programs; and 3) focusing on ways that hospitals promote community health through their practices as anchor institutions supporting local economic and social progress. The community health measure is weighted equally with other ranking measures. For more information, visit 100tophospitals.com.
About BSA Health System
BSA Health System (BSA) is a comprehensive healthcare system located in Amarillo, Texas, serving the Texas Panhandle and surrounding area. BSA, the largest healthcare employer in the region, includes the 445-bed flagship hospital; BSA Harrington Cancer Center; a network of primary care, urgent care and surgical clinics; and a preferred provider network, as well as majority interests in ADC Endoscopy and Open Air Imaging. For more information, visit bsahs.org and follow facebook.com/BSAHealthSystem.
About the Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® List
The Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list is determined using independent and objective research to analyze hospital performance. Organizations do not apply or pay for this honor or pay to promote their award. Award-winning hospitals serve as a model of excellence for the industry.
Merative is a data, analytics and technology partner for the health industry, including providers, payers, life sciences companies and governments. With trusted technology and human expertise, the company works with clients to drive real progress. Merative helps clients orient information and insights around the people they serve to improve healthcare delivery, decision making and performance. Formerly IBM Watson Health, Merative became a new standalone company as part of Francisco Partners in 2022. Learn more at www.merative.com.